Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Reflexive constructions

Usually, kabésa 'head' is preceded by the adnominal possessive.

Values

Reflexive pronoun with ‘body’ or body-part

Example 30-186:
[...], ka bu jobe so pa bu kabésa.
[...]
[...]
ka
neg
bu=jobe
2sg=look
so
only
pa=bu=kabésa.
at=2sg.poss=head
[...], don’t only think of yourself .

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. jobe

Example 30-187:
Algen so pode ser indipendenti óki e komesa gánha p'e sustenta si kabésa.
Algen
somebody
so
only
pode
can
ser
be
indipendenti
independent
óki
when
e=komesa
3sg=begin
gánha
earn.money
p=e=sustenta
for=3sg=provide.for
si=kabésa.
3sg.poss=head
Somebody can only be independent when they begin to earn money to provide for themselves.
German: Jemand kann nur dann unabhängig sein, wenn er angefangen hat, Geld zu verdienen, um für sich selbst aufzukommen.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. indipendenti

Confidence:
Very certain